Reliant Family Dental
Reliant Family Dental

What's the best painkiller for severe toothache?

If you have a severe, persistent toothache, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Chris Meunier, our emergency dentist in Evansville, IN. A toothache can indicate a more serious oral health issue, like an infection or nerve damage. When it comes to high-quality dentistry, patients of all ages can trust Reliant Family Dental with their needs and concerns. 

For temporary relief of tooth pain, you can try the following steps:

  1. Rinse with warm salt water to loosen debris between your teeth and reduce inflammation. Warm salt water also acts as a disinfectant and helps fight oral bacteria. 
  2. Take over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen. These medications work very well against tooth pain as they block the enzyme that causes gum inflammation and swelling. 
  3. Use a cold compress on the cheek or area of the face closest to the aching tooth. The cold compress can help reduce swelling.  

Looking for the Best Dentist in Evansville, IN?

If you have severe or persistent dental pain, please get in touch with our dental office. Our emergency dentist can relieve your pain, treat your problem, and develop a personalized treatment plan. Your smile's health is essential, and we are here to help you!

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